Republicans love to use the phrase “job creators” to justify their unconditional love for corporations and the rich. They worship at the altar of the “free” market and while they are on their knees, kiss the rear ends of all manner of greedy people including those who gamble on commodities and drive the prices of the everyday necessities of life up. They want to give these people, who would probably also be comfortable betting with a local bookie on a horse race or the outcome of a sports event free rein to place their bets on the price of essentials like food and gasoline with little or no interference from government.
Commodities traders are NOT job creators, they are job destroyers! Rising gas prices take money out of our pockets, money that could have been used to buy products that keep Americans employed instead of lining the pockets of greedy commodities speculators. Despite what the Republicans say, the real answer to high gas prices isn't “drill baby drill”, if that were the case, US oil companies wouldn't be exporting oil as they are now. The answer to high gas prices is regulate baby regulate! Write to your electeds and ask them to write laws that put speculative profiteering out of business.